Speeding

If you have been charged with speeding then we can investigate the street signage, visibility and other technical requirements needed for a prosecution to be successful. Speed restrictions are determined by the nature of the road – A class, motorway etc and whether or not it is in a built-up area. All other speed restrictions, such as those due to road works, schools etc. must be backed up by local by-law. The accuracy and reliability of devices, such as speed cameras, can also be challenged at trial; the police must prove that the device is working properly.

If you are facing disqualification under the totting up procedure, we may be able to argue exceptional hardship to avoid or minimize penalty. One such case recently, saw the client facing disqualification for 6 months; instead he was disqualified for 1 month and received a fine.ON another occasion the client was charged with travelling at 114mph and we were able to persuade the court to not disqualify.

Speeding in Scotland: the Law

Road Traffic Regulation Act Sections 14 & 16: Exceeding Speed Limit

IT is the most common road traffic offence. The offences carry with it a minimum endorsement of 3 penalty points and a fine. If you go to court the fine and endorsement can be higher.

If an offence is being prosecuted in any court a period of disqualification can be imposed. If you are caught driving on the motorway at a speed in excess of 100mph then you will normally be looking at a period of disqualification.Although on occassion you can if you are properly prepared persuade the court to be sympathetic and impose points and not a disqualification.

If a driver receives more than 12 points on his licence within a period of 3 years he will be disqualified under the totting up procedure unless special reasons or exceptional hardship can be argued.